Do you believe Padre Pios?
If Jesus suffered more than any man, why would followers of Jesus receive the same pain? Wouldn't that take away from the entire sacrifice of Jesus' suffering and pain? If any man could suffer the same wounds, what would make Jesus' experience so special?
American Patriot, they who share Christ's martyrdom also show the signs of His suffering. Signs, miracles, and wonders, prove the Christian religion true as with all that descended from it.
Christ asked us to be hot or cold, but not lukewarm. Pentecostals are the fire of the Holy Ghost, as with Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Mormons, etc.
We Unitarians are every bit the Christians that other denominations are, in that we are the cold and rational side of Christianity. We listen to all, but seldom speak until there is a clear call to do so.
God has no limits. We who know God do His bidding without being told. We know what to do through intuition and arrive at the scene of disaster before anyone calls on us to do so. We arrive calmly and know what to do long before the need arises.
Knowing one's future does not detract from the present: we savor each moment and reflect joyously on the past.
Hi ~A~P~ I think you are correct that Jesus suffered and died that we might have life, and life more abundantly.
The young boy bleeding from his orifices is a symptom of poisoning from commercial pesticides which in the 70-80's were used in the United states but, which are no longer legal to use here.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.<< now that is from the Bible Hebrew 2:9
"they who share Christ's martyrdom also show the signs of His suffering." << NOT in the Bible
now stay sweet ~A~P~
Michael I'm as sweet as sugar